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This is a discussion on Blue water Iris within the Aquatic Plants and Plant Care forums, part of the Water Gardening category; hey jo, i will have to post some pics of my iris siberica variagata, its ...

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    hey jo, i will have to post some pics of my iris siberica variagata, its a lovely purple siberian that grows readily if you rip pieces from the rhizomes

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    Hi BD, very nice variety of water iris. I've in my pond a yellow flowering water iris. The flowers appear from May until June. Unfortunately, they make a lot of seeds, so I can see in all corner of my garden a small seedlings, these I've to weed. Hard job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    Hi BD, very nice variety of water iris. I've in my pond a yellow flowering water iris. The flowers appear from May until June. Unfortunately, they make a lot of seeds, so I can see in all corner of my garden a small seedlings, these I've to weed. Hard job.
    I have never had that problem. I actually would like for this one to make seed and come up naturally. The one pictured here is growing in a pot. The plant gets a bit bigger each year, but has never left the pot. I think it would be cool to see a large area of these blooms.

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    Cheers,
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    Bruce, you may want to try unpotting it. Break the rhizomes apart a bit and maybe find a bigger container to put them in so that they can spread out. I know you need containment so they don't get washed away, but again, you could cover or surround the container with rocks or something to keep it anchored.

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    Those are just wonderful, Bruce! I have some sky blue ground iris, but they are not as vibrant as those! Thanks for posting pics.of those beautiful iris...Betty :-)

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    Beautiful! Please show us more pictures of your pond.

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    Gorgeous, you should plant more as so spectacular! Same color as the shirt and your eyes in the photo you display here...

    Cheers, Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephemera View Post
    Gorgeous, you should plant more as so spectacular! Same color as the shirt and your eyes in the photo you display here...

    Cheers, Michael
    Thanks everyone. You are all very kind.

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    I rekon you should get some calla lillies too-just for a one year show maybe? I got the dwarf 'Pecin' white one and it just sits happily in our pond with its little white flowers all summer =) More larger types are nice too

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    Your irises are beautiful. We have our native Bearded Iris up here in the low areas where the swamps. These are on the edges of the swamps.

    Your right BD, blue is a wonderful color.
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